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From: "jayne perry" <>
Subject: Re: Batch Numbers
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:05:20 +1200
You have destroyed my life's work!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hunter" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:59 AM
Subject: RE: Batch Numbers
> Naughty Noel has just upset all those people who've traced their
> ancestry back to King Canute exclusively using the IGI.
> Your KIDD ancestors are unlikely to be related to Captain Kidd, you're
> unlikely to be related to the Royal Family, SMITHs are not all related
> and Manchester ISN'T IN ESSEX!
> There. Said it. Got it off my chest.
> Ian Pubby Hunter
> Essex Pubs at: http://www.essexpubs.net
> I use Archive CD Books to help with my research
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Noel Clark [mailto:]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:00 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: Batch Numbers
> > The site to visit is
> > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNu
> > mbers.htm#
> > Page
> > The records entered in to the LDS Familysearch database are
> > in batches, usually corresponding to parts of parish
> > registers, but also to information submitted by members of
> > the LDS church pertaining to their own family history.
> > For example, let us suppose that you are interested in the
> > parish of Freston, Suffolk. By going to the web site shown
> > above, you can look up the batch numbers pertaining to
> > Freston. You then go to www.familysearch.org and, following
> > the instructions there, use these batch numbers to display
> > all of the entries (if any) in the register for the
> > surname(s) of interest to you. Try the surname BLOSS in
> > Freston as an example.
> > The advantage of this method is that you get all of the
> > entries in one or two hits.
> > HOWEVER ......
> > Points to note:
> > Not all parishes have batch numbers.
> > There is no guarantee that the database contains all of the
> > entries in the parish register.
> > You have no idea of the accuracy of the data, gaps in the
> > data, the condition of the original registers, etc. etc. The
> > LDS data may have been derived from the original register,
> > or, and often, from a previous transcription.
> > As always with the LDS, you get no burials. Many is the
> > family tree built on an ancestor who died in infancy!
> > So it is imperative to look at the original records before
> > using the LDS data to compile a family tree.
> > What is important about the LDS database is what is NOT THERE
> > rather than what is.
> > Regards,
> > Noel
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